Tom Scharpf

Creative Director, Venables Bell and Partners

Tom Scharpf began his career as one of the stars of the inaugural class of the now-heralded VCU Brandcenter. While just an intern at Ogilvy & Mather, Toronto, Tom even managed to win two Cannes Lions for his Jaguar work.

Upon graduating, Tom took gainful employment at Fallon, Minneapolis, where he did award-winning work for United Airlines, Holiday Inn Express, Starbucks, Nikon and Miller Lite.

Before joining Venables Bell & Partners as a Creative Director ten years ago, Tom was a much sought-after freelance commodity working at agencies as varied as BBH, Chiat/Day SF, Butler Shine & Stern, DDB New York, and David & Goliath. His client experience runs the gamut of everything from Johnnie Walker, to Adidas, to Electronic Arts, to Dyson, to Converse, to Samsung.

His work has been featured in the One Show, Communication Arts, The New York Times, Ad Age, Luerzer’s Archive, Creativity and has been named Adweek’s “Ad of the Day” on six separate occasions.

While at VB&P, Tom’s creative efforts have also helped to land the Audi, SKYY Vodka, Chef Boyardee, Adidas Golf and Google Fiber accounts.

As Creative Director on Intel, Tom led the “Look Inside” work that recently garnered 5 Bronze Lions in Cannes. He is currently leading the global creative relaunch for Reebok, which took home another two Lions last year. In his spare time, Scharpf attends to his three children, takes photographs of Americana, writes children’s books, and plays no more than four chords on his guitar.